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UPDATE: Media Matters Responds to Orbitz’s ‘Fringe Group’ Comment

In an e-mail to Unicorn Booty last week, Orbitz VP for Corporate Communications and Government Affairs Brian Hoyt responded to the growing controversy regarding gay-friendly companies advertising on Fox News. In his e-mail, among other things, he spoke of “shady so-called non-profit fringe groups” that are “dependent on creating a firestorm to[…]

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UPDATE: Orbitz Responds to Our Email About the DropFox Campaign

Yesterday, we reported on the ongoing DropFox campaign that has been targeting Orbitz for their advertising on generally anti-gay Fox News. It has become quite the issue, fueled by pundits on both sides of the political spectrum, as well as banner ads purchased by Media Matters across the Internet. I[…]

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Orbitz Defends Fox News on O’Reilly Factor

Oh, Bill. Always providing such reliable fodder for our incredulity. In last night’s Talking Points, O’Reilly focused on “Presidential Politics and the Media,” and brought up the Media Matters’ campaign to get Orbitz to drop Fox News from their advertising. O’Reilly notes that “the Orbitz travel agency was threatened, but[…]

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